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CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

By Pete Moore On August 17th, 2020 at 7:54 pm

Millions of people have enjoyed the lockdown, in truth. They’ve enjoyed not having to get up early for a long commute to a dull office. Working from home does have its advantages. I know, I did it for a couple of days a week in a past life. Fridays were good. I always worked from home on a Friday. Strange that. And it’s going to continue for some.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Schroders are to allow the majority of staff to continue to work from home after the Covid-19 pandemic as the health emergency prompts a major shift in the office-based culture that has been a hallmark of City firms for generations […]

Schroders, the FTSE-100 listed fund manager, has told staff that they will not be required to return to the office full time even after the heath emergency has passed.

Cities are changing. The epidemic has brought the future forward. If you can work from home then why live within commuting distance? You can move across the country. You could even move to another country. But your employer might, one day, move your job to another country. If you can do your job from home then someone in Bangalore might be offered the chance to do it for less.

PWC and Schroders aren’t allowing staff to work from home for the staff’s own good. It’s all about the bottom line.

BLM ISN’T “WOKE”

By Pete Moore On August 17th, 2020 at 7:25 pm

A mob of Portland Black Lives Matter protesters forced a white man to crash his truck, then punched and kicked him unconscious, disturbing footage shows […]

“Black live matter, n—er!” one man continually ranted as other people checked the victim was still alive. Even as he remained unconscious, a woman was heard taunting him, “Get your b-tch ass up!”

Everyone who’s seen the videos have cited how disturbing they are. We get the picture so there’s no point in posting them. He wasn’t only white victim of the epidemic of black racism this weekend. The big media outlets won’t go near these events. It doesn’t suit the narrative, but the narrative is a lie.

The truth is that BLM is a racist hate group. Their hate jacked up the followers and the result is a tsunami of anti-white violence. The poor man in Portland was defending two women, one of them described as a trans-woman. The left needs to get this through their thick skulls. BLM is a vicious, race hate movement. “But I used the proper pronouns” won’t stop anyone from being stomped.

NEW ZEALAND FALLS TO THE FASCISTS

By Pete Moore On August 17th, 2020 at 6:31 pm

We know the left wing take on delaying general elections due to the Wuhan Flu, don’t we?

The Guardian view on delaying elections: it’s what autocrats do

The commies went nuts when President Trump suggested delaying the presidential election, due to what the commentariat describes as a terrible American epidemic. It confirmed for them that the President is fascistic, an autocrat and a danger to democracy. The same standards will be applied to Jacinta Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who has been lauded by the commentariat for keeping the virus at bay, yes?

By delaying the New Zealand election Jacinda Ardern appears magnanimous and conciliatory

Oh, it appears not. We have different standards on show. It’s as if the lefty commentariat of full of crap, just making it up day by day.

The New Normal

By Patrick Van Roy On August 16th, 2020 at 11:33 pm

LUKASHENKO’S IN TROUBLE

By Pete Moore On August 16th, 2020 at 9:35 pm

Belarusians haven’t been cowed. President (dictator) Alexander Lukashenko is widely believed to have benefited from irregularities in last week’s election. Protests were met with force, violence and arbitrary arrests. Today mass crowds are back on the streets. What’s interesting is that RT has reported on the protests. That might indicate that Putin will not be sorry to see Lukashenko go, and Putin very much regards Belarus as Russia’s business.

Test

By Pete Moore On August 16th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Test

I appear to be back and trust I was greatly missed. A gremlin wanted me to click on a verification link, sent to the email address associated with my ATW account, whenever I tried to log in. That email account was mothballed years ago so I couldn’t retrieve the link. I suspect that the quality of my commentary had WordPress thinking that I was an advanced form of AI instead of a real person. That must to be it.

My thanks to our host David Vance, soon to be a slipper-wearing grandad, and to Phantom for their sterling work in sorting it out.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T GO TO UNIVERSITY!

By David Vance On August 16th, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Ok, try this one out. Unless you are planning to do the hard sciences, I would recommend no young person goes near University. Why? Because these former institutions of learning and free speech have been captured by the Marxists. The Arts and Social Sciences departments are worth less than zero, churning our brainwashed little leftist ideologues with a grotesque sense of entitlement. Even the disciplines that I once studied – Economics and Business – are of dubious merit. (Mind you, I think that might well have been the case when I did them in the late 18th century). Free speech is also gone missing in action on many campuses – hence the emergence of the Free Speech Union here in the UK to stand up for students who are punished for the unspeakable crime of being Conservative or..heaven forbid…Christian. I now look upon Universities as hollowed-out factories for Marxism, and have myself been attacked quite viciously by declared Marxist professors (Think Cambridge University, no less).

So, yes University is good for some disciplines (although I wonder are medical students now required to accept there are 87 genders?) but for others it is redundant,

 

 

A TANGLED WEB AT 20?

By David Vance On August 16th, 2020 at 7:38 pm

Hi everyone.

Hope this finds you all well. I hope our long time contributor and friend Pete Moore will be back with you very shortly, I have spoken to him. The technical glitch has been sorted, I think.

Whilst talking to Pete, it struck me that ATW must be 20 years old or so? So, can YOU remember when you first came here, can we track down the genesis of this lunacy? 🙂

 

On this day in 1977 Elvis was called home.

By Patrick Van Roy On August 16th, 2020 at 3:28 pm

He was found dead on the floor of his bathroom, and all attempts to revive him failed. The cause of his death remains unknown to this day, but is usually thought to have been a heart attack or anaphylactic shock.

Either could have been caused by excessive consumption of drugs; autopsy results showed traces of 14 different drugs in Elvis’s body. Ten of them were present in excessive amounts.

August 16 1974

By Patrick Van Roy On August 16th, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Johnny, Tommy, Dee Dee, and Joey Ramone play the Bowery’s CBGB club in matching leather jackets, jeans, and attitudes, belting out their set of blistering songs in a style soon to be dubbed ‘punk.’ Rocketing from this first gig, the Ramones will change the course of rock ‘n’ roll.